To be honest, I don't have all the answers to these questions yet.
Today will be my first day off since I got the Bionic so I can start taking a closer look at some of these things.
The fact is that VZW and the other carriers and the manufacturers are all working together to stop this practice and have implemented numerous different schemes to accomplish that.
The phone can still be read and programmed using QPST because the MDM6600 Qualcomm chip is handling CDMA/EvDO it requires those NVM parameters, but the values in those authentication strings for NAI and Tethered NAI are now different. We also do not have any diagnostic tools available in the wild to read and monitor the new Motorola LTE radio chipset in the Bionic. This the first time anyone has had the chance to see it. When they developed it, they didn't even have proper diagnostic monitoring software tools like QXDM for their testers to use in the field. All of that had to be developed internally and that was part of the delay in getting this device to market.
They have finally implemented the network side changes needed to differentiate internal and externally routed data in an new way.
We have lots of work to do now...ok?
Digital alchemy for the Droid and beyond.